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by Doctor Smellcroft
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: A tribute to Ian Atkinson
Replies: 3
Views: 685

A tribute to Ian Atkinson

…from one of his former pupils at Clifton Hall, just outside Edinburgh.

Ian Atkinson was an Assistant Chaplain at CH Horsham from 1970 to 1985.

https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverFreedo ... 4540557798
by Doctor Smellcroft
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Susannah Fielding on TV this evening
Replies: 0
Views: 602

Susannah Fielding on TV this evening

Apologies for the short notice, but the second series of BBC1's This Time with Alan Partridge begins tonight at 9.30pm, with Susannah Fielding (Glanville-Hearson, Coleridge B & Grecians West 2001-03) returning to the role of Jennie Gresham, Alan's long-suffering co-host. She certainly made her m...
by Doctor Smellcroft
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Nell Todd painting for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1932

Re: Nell Todd painting for sale

ColA25 wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:31 pm Sadly the painting was sold...in 2019
Dear me. I'd assumed that, if sold, it would have been removed from the gallery's Facebook.

Apologies for misleading you, folks.
by Doctor Smellcroft
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Nell Todd painting for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1932

Nell Todd painting for sale

…and the gallery provides a 300-word biography of the painter, who was Head of Art at CH Horsham for nearly twenty years:

https://www.facebook.com/MayMatthewsFin ... 310458717/
by Doctor Smellcroft
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Our "Trumpian talking head" at Fox News
Replies: 0
Views: 985

Our "Trumpian talking head" at Fox News

The latest manifestation of Steve Hilton (Maine A 81-83, Lamb A 83-86):

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 97105.html
by Doctor Smellcroft
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: New Year Honours 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 1053

New Year Honours 2021

Congratulations to Simon Halden (Maine B & Peele A 1969-75), founder and campaign leader of the Sarah Greene Breakthrough Tribute Fund, who receives an MBE for services to cancer fundraising.
by Doctor Smellcroft
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Curious
Replies: 24
Views: 7477

Re: Curious

After Webb was given the boot, it came to my ears that he'd been dismissed for exactly what he had indeed been dismissed for: fondling boys in the dormitory at night. And yet I had left the school years before he was booted out. So how can it be that I, an Old Blue, got to hear about the real reaso...
by Doctor Smellcroft
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 4665

Re: CH featured in London Financial Times newspaper last weekend

It seems surprising to me that the vast majority of the Grecians East house have no buttons The explanation is that in the CH context the meaning of the word Grecian has changed. By the time I was there in the Seventies, it meant simply "member of the Upper Sixth". The aristocrats in thei...
by Doctor Smellcroft
Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Telegraph obituary of Rear-Admiral David Cooke
Replies: 1
Views: 2158

Telegraph obituary of Rear-Admiral David Cooke

Sad to see our former Clerk has passed away while still in his fifties:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituar ... tuary.html
by Doctor Smellcroft
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Edward Beauclerk Maurice: Old Blue, circa 1924-30
Replies: 8
Views: 3430

Re: Edward Beauclerk Maurice: Old Blue, circa 1924-30

Just dispatched it, but it doesn’t seem to be in my sent messages or in my outbox, so I’m mystified. Let me know if it hasn’t reached you and I’ll try again.
by Doctor Smellcroft
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Edward Beauclerk Maurice: Old Blue, circa 1924-30
Replies: 8
Views: 3430

Re: Edward Beauclerk Maurice: Old Blue, circa 1924-30

Hello Montagu -

I'm writing you a detailed private message, but it may take a little while.
by Doctor Smellcroft
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Birthday Honours 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 3303

Re: Birthday Honours 2014

He really only taught the violin (maybe piano on the side), and was not much in evidence otherwise. He was much more in evidence in the mid-to-late Seventies, when he was the original administrator of the CH Arts Centre. His wife was Olive Peto's deputy as School Librarian, and they had (at least?)...
by Doctor Smellcroft
Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Birthday Honours 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 3303

Birthday Honours 2014

An MBE "for services to music and for charitable services" has been awarded to Alan Wilkinson of King's Lynn, Honorary Music Director and Co-Founder of Music In Country Churches (see website below). This must surely be the former CH music master of the same name (Horsham Staff 1957-80) who...
by Doctor Smellcroft
Wed May 21, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Whatever happened to J H Page?
Replies: 3
Views: 2182

Whatever happened to J H Page?

Puzzled by the seeming disappearance of the thread about the late Jack Page (Horsham Staff 1947-79) . In the hope that it wasn't somehow caused by my action yesterday in adding his impressive Telegraph obituary, here's the obit again: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10839100/John-Page-obi...